HFM Magazine: September 2023

A crisis of faith regarding value-based care

As the movement to reduce or eliminate fee-for-service payment in favor of value-based payment plods along, some in the industry are voicing doubts that it is ever going to happen or that it is even necessary.  An HFMA survey conducted in February and March for the “Healthcare 2030” series of special reports finds some of…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA August 31, 2023

Summary: 10 vital responses to healthcare disruption

Note: This article is a summary of a report on HFMA’s Spring Thought Leadership Retreat. The full report is available to download. Disruption is reverberating throughout the healthcare industry, and it’s incumbent on legacy organizations to develop strategic responses for the benefit of their consumers, their communities and themselves. With that overarching challenge becoming ever…

Nick Hut August 30, 2023

News Briefs: Hospitals foresee adverse impacts from the FY24 inpatient payment rule

The FY24 final rule for Medicare inpatient payments didn’t bring hospitals the type of rate update they had sought, and for some organizations, a bigger concern is changes to uncompensated care (UC) payments. The regulations, which take effect Oct. 1, establish a 3.1% increase in operating payment rates, on average, for hospitals that meet quality-reporting…

Nick Hut August 30, 2023

Heffernan and Stoll honored with 2023 Morgan Awards

HFMA’s highest individual award — the Frederick C. Morgan Award for Individual Achievement — is awarded annually to a member who has made outstanding contributions to the Association over the course of a career. For only the third time since the award was first presented in 1959, two members received the special honor when the…

Crystal Milazzo August 28, 2023

Leverage healthcare price transparency data to promote financial sustainability

Healthcare organizations are encouraged to review strategies and how to collaborate with payers, among other insights in this article, in order to grow healthcare consumer trust, engagement and retention.

HFMA August 28, 2023

8 Chapters receive 2023 HFMA Success Awards 

Each year, leaders of HFMA’s chapters and regions gather at the Leadership Training Conference to plan for the year ahead and to acquire the skills and resources needed to go back home and make it happen.   This year’s event took place April 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas. One of the highlights was the volunteer recognition…

Crystal Milazzo August 28, 2023

Dennis Dahlen: It’s time to be biased toward action 

We’re in an extraordinary period of discovery and innovation in healthcare, from a breakthrough treatment that delays the onset of Type 1 diabetes to the potential to use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to help patients manage their health.    But embracing the promise of innovation within our organizations depends on our ability to lead teams to…

Dennis E. Dahlen, FHFMA, MBA, CPA August 28, 2023

Key questions for providers after more than 2 years of the price transparency rule

Evidence amassed from over two years of experience with compliance reinforces why providers need to focus on chargemaster prices and self-pay discount policies — and how they can benefit from analyzing trends in consumers’ price searches.

Fred Stodolak August 25, 2023

HFMA 2023-24 Leadership Directory

HFMA's 2023-24 Leadership Directory provides a listing of the Association's National, Regional and Chapter leaders for its current fiscal year.

HFMA August 23, 2023

How leveraging artificial intelligence in utilization management can enhance your revenue cycle

This white paper dives into how AI will help make healthcare sustainable and provide more of a focus on patient care. The goal is to decrease industry challenges and create new efforts to reduce the administrative cost of healthcare.

HFMA July 27, 2023
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